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Discussion on: Nevertheless, Tori Kept Interviewing

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Judit Lehoczki (she/her)

Just out of curiosity and also because I'll be in the same boat shortly, looking for a job: what do you think was the reasons you got rejected?

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Victoria Crawford Author

I think one big thing to note is that I'm looking in the Bay Area and there are just so many people in the candidate pool which makes things very difficult at times to even get an initial interview (even after being referred by an employee).

Another aspect is that I definitely had a few bad technical interviews at the beginning of my search because I wasn't used to the process and concentrated more on solving algorithms versus learning what data structures are best to use in certain cases. I didn't know how to explain why I'd use one data structure over another. I knew nothing about Big O.

It's definitely important to have a good grasp of these concepts as well as an attack plan for all technical interviews. I lacked both at the beginning. The most important thing is to learn from the mistakes you make and move forward.

The process is tough, but rejections get easier with time and the bounce back becomes quicker.

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Judit Lehoczki (she/her)

Thanks very much for explaining. I wish you all the best with the job hunt!